Two injured in Magna drive-by shooting

MAGNA, Utah (News4Utah) -  A 56-year-old state worker was back on duty after a national holiday.

But shortly after his shift began Unified Police said he became a victim of gunfire.

"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Unified Police detective Chuck Malm. 

At around 10 a.m. police said someone opened fire at the bus stop shelter near 7245 West and 3500 South.  A 17-year-old at the bus stop was shot in the leg according to police.

"Boom, boom, boom, that's what I heard," said Sherm who didn't want his last name revealed.  "There was a guy on the ground. I hear he got shot in the leg."

Later police confirmed the teen was shot in the leg and is listed in fair condition.  The 56-year-old also is listed in fair condition.

Detective Malm said the teen who was shot may have known the shooter.

"There was conversations that had been going on," said detective Malm. "The vehicle had left approximately 5 or 10 minutes later, the vehicle comes back and opened fire."

Police said the vehicle driven by the suspects fled west on 3500 South.

 "All we know is there may be multiple suspects that were in the vehicle," said detective Malm.

He said the vehicle is a dark colored Nissan, perhaps a compact or hatchback. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000.

Earlier, News4Utah posted:

MAGNA (News4Utah)- A teenager and a man in his 50's were wounded in a drive-by shooting near a Magna liquor store, police say.

It happened just after 10 a.m. near 7250 West 3500 South. 

Det. Chuck Malm says it started with an argument between the suspects and the 17-year-old victim.

"The vehicle had left, approximately 5 to 10 minutes later the vehicle comes back and opens fire," Det. Malm says. Bullets hit the teen as well as an "uninvolved party". That "univolved party" has not been identified, but police say he is 56 years old.

"It looks like he was here..maybe a state worker or somebody here to collect trash," Malm said.

Both of the victims were transported to the hospital in critical condition, but have since upgraded.

A description of the suspect(s) has not been released but police say they were driving a black or dark colored Nissan hatch back vehicle or SUV. The vehicle was last seen westbound on 3500 South and made a northbound turn on 7320 West.

As a precaution, Lake Ridge Elementary, Copper Hills Elementary, and Matheson Jr. High School. School were placed on shelter-in-place until around 11:30 a.m.

Anyone in the area around that time is asked to call the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available. 

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